Road Transport  Netherlands operates a fleet of state-of-the-art trucks that comply with the strictest standards in terms of safety and the environment.
Road Transport Netherlands operates a fleet of state-of-the-art trucks that comply with the strictest standards in terms of safety and the environment.
Gas transport

Leveraging the skills and client base it has built up in France, GEODIS Road Transport is making great strides on the Benelux gas transport market.

Since 2013, GEODIS Road Transport teams have been winning contracts to transport gas in Benelux for three of the world’s leading firms in their respective fields. The services involve transporting CO2, a coolant gas used mainly during the summer season, and LPG, used for heating in the autumn and winter. "We have sustained, year-round business, giving us sufficient critical mass to invest in our teams’ expertise and the latest equipment", Road Transport Operations Manager Marc Vollet explains.
In the space of ten years, this investment policy has made GEODIS a gas transport specialist with a robust "hazardous goods" culture. It started by winning over major firms in France, before becoming a leader in Benelux, operating out of its specialist site at Lekkerkerk in the Netherlands.
 
60 skilled drivers
GEODIS Road Transport’s success in this region is based on two distinct advantages: a highly-skilled team, and ultra-modern equipment. Firstly, the team: 40 specialist drivers and 20 multi-disciplinary drivers, all familiar with the specific nature and safety aspects of gas transport. And what’s more, they all speak the client’s jargon and language. "They play an active part in maintaining service quality, and that allows them to build relationships based on trust", explains Marc de Kort, Road Transport director for Northern Europe.
 
State-of-the-art fleet
Secondly, the equipment: the Lekkerkerk site operates a fleet of state-of-the-art trucks that comply with the strictest standards in terms of safety – each vehicle is fitted with the latest driver assistance technologies – and the environment. "In 2013, we were the first company in Benelux to acquire tractors compliant with the Euro VI emissions standard", Marc de Kort explains. The company is currently acquiring a number of so-called "super-light" trucks that allow payloads to be increased.
 
And this gas transport expertise is attracting clients in new countries: GEODIS Road Transport has just been awarded its first big contract in Germany. It is going to put together a team of 40 drivers, based near Frankfurt. "As is the case in France and Benelux, we will be tailoring our services to our customers’ needs, using exclusively our own fleet”, Marc Vollet explains.

Marc Vollet, Operations Manager, GEODIS Road Transport:
"In Germany, as is the case in France and Benelux, we will be tailoring our services to our customers’ needs, using exclusively our own fleet."

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